How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?

Going to the bathroom is much more complicated in space without any gravity. To solve this problem of tricky orbital potty breaks, NASA builds special toilets that work without gravity.

Tracy K.P. Gregg, Associate Professor of Geology, University at Buffalo • conversation
March 15, 2021 ~5 min

Hubble sees new atmosphere forming on a rocky exoplanet

For the first time, scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found evidence of volcanic activity reforming the atmosphere on a rocky planet

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 11, 2021 ~6 min

China and Russia to build lunar space station

The two countries will create research facilities on the surface and/or in the moon's orbit.

March 10, 2021 ~2 min

How asteroid dust helped us prove life's raw ingredients can evolve in outer space

A minuscule particle of asteroid dust has helped reveal how celestial rocks like Earth might have sprouted life.

Queenie Hoi Shan Chan, Lecturer in Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway • conversation
March 9, 2021 ~7 min

Star’s destruction reveals elusive high-energy neutrino

Researchers have discovered the presence of high-energy neutrinos in the wake of a star being destroyed by a black hole.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Apollo mission rocks shed light on the moon’s early history

A new analysis of rock samples brought back from NASA's Apollo missions help clear up questions about the moon's formation and lava-covered early years.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~6 min

Curious Kids Live: exploring the solar system

Send us your questions – and join us live to hear about the solar system.

Grace Allen, Cities, Education and Young People Editor • conversation
Feb. 25, 2021 ~1 min

Facebook’s free speech myth is dead – and regulators should take notice

Facebook's choice of profits over the people is difficult to reconcile with its commitment to free speech.

Carolina Are, Researcher and visiting lecturer, City, University of London • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Hayley Arceneaux: Cancer survivor joins first all-civilian space mission

The SpaceX mission will make Hayley Arceneaux the first person with a prosthesis to visit space.

Feb. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Did the solar system’s planets form in 2 waves?

A new theory about how the planets of our solar system formed may explain the differences between the inner- and outer-most planets.

Barbara Vonarburg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min